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VW boss Thomas Schäfer says newly confirmed emission rules could add €5000 to the cost of a small car

Volkswagen is prepared to pull its small cars off sale rather than engineer them to meet costly new Euro 7 emission regulations, which could add as much as €5000 to the cost of a car.

CEO Thomas Schäfer said engineers at the company were currently assessing the regulations, and a decision was expected within the next couple of weeks as to whether or not they would proceed. 

“We had a very good plan, where we thought EU7 was an insurmountable hurdle [and therefore would be scrapped] that will accelerate electrification,” Schäfer said at the Los Angeles motor show.

“We planned small electric cars that would come in 2025 between Volkswagen, Skoda and Cupra that would be built in Spain.

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